Roots Stage / SAT: 19.05-19.50
Cushion, an Indian Fusion band based in Malta, offers a very interesting and mesmerizing Mid-tempo Fusion of Western & Eastern Music, mostly inclined towards the sound of India, with dominant sitar licks, eastern inclinations on vocal threads, backed with sublime ambience from the keys, and interesting Drum & Bass patterns. The recent introduction of electric guitar has added even more spice and depth to Cushion’s sound!
The band was formed with the intention to offer a Musical Alternative to reduce the daily stress, a “cushion” to absorb the negative shock waves that daily life sometimes may reserve for us. Their influence comes from various genres including artists such as Prem Joshua, Ravi Shankar, Masaladosa, Anoushka Shankar, Hans Zimmer, Niladri Kumar, Rush, Bonobo, Lab’s Cloud, Jean Michel Jarre and Bob Marley.
Apart from performing at the best festivals in Malta such as Earth Garden, The Bubble, Sunscape, Farsons Beer Festival, Rock the South, Ghana Fest, Birgu Fest and Gaia Arts Festival as well as various collaborations with Aldabra Arts Gallery group, Cushion have also performed at the Naci Talat Festival in Northern Cyprus.
During live performances Cushion often include professional dancing choreographies creating a magical ambiance of movement in sync to the special sound that this band offers. An act one should not miss.”
Also check-out Swara at the Enchanted Forest on Sunday afternoon!